Ex Oriente Film 2017 has announced the selection of 12 projects

18. 5. 2017

Author: Marta Obršálová

The Institute of Documentary Film is proud to present 12 documentary projects that have been selected for the 15th edition of the Ex Oriente Film workshop, an international training programme focused on development and funding of creative documentary films. For Ex Oriente Film open call in 2017, IDF received a high number of applications from 40 different countries all over the world.

Boylesque (director: Bogna Kowalczyk, producer: Tomasz Morawski, Alicja Jagodzińska), Poland         
Eagles from Țaga (director: Popescu Adina, Ghervas Iulian-Manuel, producer: Mitcu Claudiu), Romania         
ELKEA: Borders of Self-control (director: Hanka Nováková, producer: Kateřina Traburová), Czech Republic     
Factory to the Workers (director: Srđan Kovačević, producer: Luka Venturin), Croatia 
The Great Accelerator (director: Oleksiy Radynski, producer: Lyuba Knorozok), Ukraine           
Holy Culture! (director: Ksenia Gapchenko, producer: Marusya Syroechkovskaya), Russia      
Lady Porn (director: Zoe D'Amaro, producer: Danuta Krasnohorska), Italy / Poland     
Lesson of Love (director: Malgorzata Goliszewska, Kasia Mateja, producer: Anna Stylinska), Poland   
Love Is Not an Orange (director: Otilia Babara, producer: Jet Koomen, Hanne Phlypo), Romania / Belgium     
Never Happened (director: Barbora Berezňáková, producer: Hana Šilarová, Dávid Čorba), Slovakia / Czech Republic  
Ordinary Film (director: Liubou Ziamtsova, producer: Maryia Yahorava, Mikalai Laureniuk), Belarus  
Telebridge (director: Ivo Briedis, producer: Elina Gedina – Ducena, Gints Grübe), Latvia

Substitute projects:
Company of Steel (director: Yulia Gontaruk, producer: Igor Savychenko), Ukraine 
Go Back! (director: Boris Despodov, producer: Plamen Bontchev, Boris Despodov), Bulgaria                

The first session of the workshop will be held on June 26 – July 1 in beautiful venue in historical centre of Split. The selected participants will focus on the development of the documentary project, primarily its story potential, as well as researching the potential for documentary co-production and laying the groundwork for project production. The teams will gain assistance and advice from leading filmmakers and experts. The tutors for the 2017 workshop first session include renowned Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter; you can find the full list of tutors here.

Part of the programme is also open to the public, including inspirational lectures, masterclasses, and screenings. Since 2016 the regional partner of the 1st session is Hulahop – a renowned production company based in Zagreb.

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